|Origin:||ascrivre, from Latin ascribere, from ad- 'to' + scribere 'to write'|
ascribe something to somebody/somethingphrasal verb
to claim that something is caused by a particular person, situation etc:
The report ascribes the rise in childhood asthma to the increase in pollution.
to claim that something has been written, said, made etc by a particular person:
a quotation that's often been ascribed to Marilyn Monroe
to believe that something or someone has a particular quality:
Local people ascribe healing properties to this fruit.
Most of the accidents were ascribable to the bad weather.